Here's How You Can Give Your Family Room A Complete Makeover
The family room is typically the heart of a home. While most of us may spend a great deal of time in our bedrooms, it's usually the living room where we spend most of our time as a family. Whether it's birthdays or the holidays or just a quiet evening spent inside, family rooms are there through it all.
So, while the nostalgia and memories attached to the room will always remain, it's not a bad idea to give it a makeover to change its overall outlook.
If nothing else, you could make it more gram-worthy!
Here's what you need to do.
Step 1: Toss Out the Wallpaper
Gone are the days of frills and wallpapers—nowadays, interiors are all about clean lines and unique shapes.
So, you should start with getting rid of the wallpaper. You'd be surprised by how much larger the room would look without it.
Once the wallpaper is gone, you can paint the room in any neutral color that everyone loves. You can also make the wall with the fireplace an accent wall if you like and paint it a different color that adds character to the space.
Step 2: Make Sure There Is Enough Seating
A family room needs to look great, but it also needs to be super comfortable. This means there should be enough seating options to accommodate everyone, including guests.
From sofa sets to ottomans, pouffes, benches, and bean bags, you need to select a wide array of comfortable seats that also blend in well together.
We also suggest having throw pillows for the couch and other kinds of pillows and rugs to make the space more inviting.
Step 3: Personalize the Space
Since this is the living room, it needs to feel warm, fuzzy, and everything nice. Basically, you want to create a space that's wholesome and feels like home to everyone and not just the people who live in it.
So, while the trendy decor is great, you should consider adding framed wall art that resonates with you, some framed family photographs, indoor plants, and anything else that the family treasures.
Step 4: Redo the Study/Work Corner
Most of us have study or workspaces tucked away in the corner of our family rooms. Since so many of us are working and studying remotely now, it's a good idea to redo this space too.
Replace the old bulky computer desk with a new sleek one. Also, make sure to invest in a comfortable office chair that everyone in the family will thank you for.
Step 5: Add A Bookshelf with Classics and Family Favorites
This is actually another way you can personalize your space. If your family room doesn't already have a bookcase, it should.
Make sure to choose a bookcase that's large enough to fit in everyone's favorites. Not only is this great for aesthetics but it might also cultivate a reading habit in the younger ones in the family.
In fact, this is one purchase you should start with. At Home Office Styles, we have a whole collection of bookcases, but we suggest you take a look at the 5-shelf bookcase for sale. We also have modern floor lamps and large wall art for the living room that you can check out.